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Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:14 am
 Driving across Illinois in 2017, it can be difficult to imagine what the landscape looked like when Illinois was nicknamed the “Prairie State.” With the plight of pollinators in the public m...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:11 am
 Fall is a popular time to enjoy the outdoors, especially with the magic of the change of seasons. The summer is a time when many homeowners may wish to start thinking about fall improvements, es...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:10 am

Fountains are a welcome addition to an yard

 Fountains have been around since Roman times. In the ancient world, they were purely functional, employing springs or aqueducts to provide water for drinking, bathing and cleaning to even the sm...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:21 am
Introduction to BonsaiApr 19, 6-9pm. Introduction to the basic styles and principles of bonsai. Gain hands-on experience styling and potting your own bonsai. Registration. $25. web.extension.illinois....
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:20 am

The Springfield Civic Garden Club just keeps growing

 On March 7, 1929, visionary Harriet Knudson, known as Mrs. T. J. Knudson, hosted a meeting of Springfield residents at the Abraham Lincoln Hotel to establish a club dedicated to creating beauty...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:19 am
 Do you give flowers to your loved one on holidays and birthdays? Flowers are a great way to communicate your love and affection, and some can convey a specific message, according to a horticultu...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:18 am
 As the season warms up, many gardeners begin looking forward to their first rhubarb harvests. Although it was first cultivated in central Asia more than 2,000 years ago for its medicinal propert...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:17 am

Planting seeds with grandkids

 Like many life skills, gardening is often learned directly from family members. Grandparents might recruit the grandkids to help water transplants or drop in seeds, setting the stage for a lifet...

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